Final 2018 STATS FCS Poll released

By Kevin Kelley -

The final STATS FCS Poll has been released following the completion of the FCS Playoffs. North Dakota State claimed the 2018 FCS National Championship with a 38-24 win over Eastern Washington.

North Dakota State received all 156-first places votes in the final STATS FCS Poll. The Bison debuted at number one in the poll prior to the season and held that spot through their National Championship victory.


A national panel of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries selected the STATS FCS Top 25 this season. A first-place vote was worth 25 points, a second-place vote 24 points, all the way down to one point for a 25th-place vote.

Final 2018 STATS FCS Poll

1North Dakota St. (15-0)3900 (156)1
2Eastern Washington (12-3)37414
3South Dakota St. (10-3)35635
4Maine (10-4)329912
5Kennesaw State (11-2)32242
6Weber State (10-3)30963
7UC Davis (10-3)29397
8Colgate (10-2)28369
9James Madison (9-4)25326
10Jacksonville State (9-4)23608
11Princeton (10-0)218910
12North Carolina A&T (10-2)213611
13Wofford (9-4)213513
14Nicholls (9-4)195114
15Southeast Missouri St. (9-4)158720
16Stony Brook (7-5)116315
17Montana State (8-5)115723
18Dartmouth (9-1)98118
19Elon (6-5)90917
20Towson (7-5)80316
21Duquesne (9-4)699NR
22ETSU (8-4)68622
23UNI (7-6)676NR
24Delaware (7-5)67021
25San Diego (9-3)63519

Dropped Out: Incarnate Word, Indiana State

Others Receiving Votes: Indiana State 239, Incarnate Word 187, Alcorn State 147, Lamar 133, Furman 43, Monmouth 25, Idaho State 15, Illinois State 14, McNeese 14, Eastern Kentucky 5, Samford 4, Montana 2, Rhode Island 2, Stetson 2, Southern 1.